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Destiny Details Next Iron Banner, Incoming Hotfix

by Matt Miller on Jan 12, 2017 at 12:39 PM

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The Dawning event provided some fun content for Guardians to dig their teeth into, including a refined and expanded Sparrow Racing League, along with the addition of Strike Scoring. Now that the holiday event has wrapped up, Destiny players can expect a return to the more regularly scheduled event roll-out; specifically, Bungie has used today’s weekly update to detail the next Iron Banner competitive tournament. 

Crucible players can take to the battlefield next week on Tuesday, January 17, and engage in a full week of ranking up with the Iron Banner vendor, Efrideet. If you’re still looking for an excellent sidearm or rocket launcher, the event should definitely be on your radar, as both weapons will be available for acquisition. In addition, if your armor set still needs either the Iron Banner arms or chest piece, it’s time to equip your favorite gun and get out there to win some matches. 

A new hotfix ( isn’t is robust as some players might have been hoping for, but it does address a couple of notable dilemmas, including the unreliability of Plaguelands enemies to drop necessary patrol rewards, as well as weapon stability issues with both the Nova Mortis and Abaddon, the two newest exotic machine guns in the game. A few other issues are unfortunately not yet being addressed until a later update, including what sounds like a frustrating bug where skeleton keys can disappear from your inventory. Another issue is also not being addressed quite yet, which has caused some big problems for Trials of Osiris players, in which rounds of an Elimination game don’t end when they’re supposed to, allowing a round-winning team to rebuild supers without penalty as the enemy team sits dead. 

Finally, while there’s not much detail, the update does suggest that the Live team (who most recently rolled out The Dawning) is already back at work on a subsequent update. Without any concrete details, a betting man might suggest that’s an early hint of an impending spring update for the game, but we’ll have to wait and see.

You can read the full weekly update on the Bungie site


Our Take
Anecdotal evidence from a glance at my PS4 friends list suggests that the Destiny player population is at a particularly low point right now, following the conclusion of the holiday event. Without a doubt, a large percentage of Bungie’s development efforts must be getting poured into the inevitable sequel to Destiny. As such, current players may need to get used to the idea that the game simply isn’t going to see dramatic updates, patches, or new content drops on a frequent basis in the next few months.